27 January 2011

Air Nelson Paraparaumu Service Announced

Paraparaumu is set to become the 27th domestic airport serviced by Air New Zealand, with its subsidiary Air Nelson beginning scheduled commercial services between Auckland and the Kapiti Coast from Labour Weekend this year. Air Nelson will operate three return services a day (Monday to Friday) between Paraparaumu and Auckland using its 50-seater Bombardier Q300 aircraft, with a further three return weekend services. Flight time is 70 minutes, with a total of 1800 seats available per week on the route. Air Nelson GM Grant Kerr says, "Paraparaumu Airport Limited is making a multi-million dollar investment to bring the airfield up to the standard required for regular commercial flights including resurfacing the main runway, upgrading the runway lighting, and installing new airspace safety controls via an Airways NZ operated Aircraft Flight Information Service (AFIS). They will also provide a brand new terminal building and car park. "Paraparaumu Airport's location offers passengers from the Kapiti Coast a much more convenient alternative to the 45 minute drive to Wellington Airport. It's all part of our constant drive to innovate in ways that save our customers time in their overall journey with new services such as self check in and Fast Bag." "While we'll start out with 18 return Paraparaumu - Auckland services per week, we're open to expanding the schedule over time if there's demand." The inaugural flight from Auckland to Paraparaumu will take place on Labour Day, Monday 24 October. Pricing and on-sale dates will be announced towards the middle of the year.

Air Nelson Schedule Paraparaumu - Auckland (from 25 Oct 2011)

Monday to Friday Depart Arrive
PPQ – AKL 0655 0805
AKL - PPQ 1045 1200

PPQ – AKL 1220 1330
AKL - PPQ 1500 1615

PPQ – AKL 1635 1745
AKL - PPQ 1810 1925

Saturday Depart Arrive

PPQ – AKL 0655 0805
AKL - PPQ 0830 0945

PPQ – AKL 1100 1210

Sunday Depart Arrive

AKL - PPQ 1355 1510
PPQ – AKL 1600 1710

AKL - PPQ 1810 1925

Source : http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/air-nelson-announces-new-paraparaumu-service

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